Archives—December 2012

Support the Olsson Family on Dec. 21

Olsson Benefit“Ana’s Angels” Benefit and “Challenge Donation” Combine at the Rozsa Family Christmas Celebration

The goal is to get 1,000 people to the Rozsa Center next Friday, Dec. 21, in support of the Olsson family, for a very special community Christmas celebration and benefit.

The Youth Dance Program (YDP) and the Rozsa Center present a family holiday event and Ana Olsson Benefit.

Evening highlights include an original presentation of “The Night Before Christmas” by the students of the YDP along with select members of the Dance Team and Cheer Team, followed by a screening of the Walt Disney Studio’s 1983 film, “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” in the Rozsa theater, and an Ana Olsson Benefit Bake Sale and Silent Auction in the Lobby, from 7 to 10 p.m. The dance and movie will begin at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $8.

Read more at Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.



Kilpela Presents Work by Art Minors

Art MinorArt Minors Display Their Work

Now through Friday, Dec. 21, six graduating seniors who are minoring in art are displaying their work on the south mezzanine of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. They are:

Lindsey Licht–Exercise Science
Jeanette Head–Computer Science
Zhe Yang–Mechanical Engineering
Maxwell Lesatz–Civil Engineering
Jared Schuleter–Mechanical Engineering
Andrea Walvatne–Mechanical Engineering

There will also be a reception for the students, Friday, Dec. 14, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., with refreshments.

According to senior lecturer Sue Kilpela, the show features drawings, paintings and 3D work. “More importantly, these students display their commitment to the arts while achieving their other rigorous goals!” Kilpela says.

Licht and Schuleter also have art hanging in the State Representatives’ Anderson Office Building as part of the juried “Art in the House” project displaying work by Michigan’s fifteen public universities.

From Tech Today.


A Choral Mosaic

A Choral Mosaic“A CHORAL MOSAIC” AT THE ROZSA

The first half of the concert features conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers performing for the first time in the Rozsa Center. They will perform the music of Paul Hindemith as well as settings of folk tunes from Poland, Finland, and Estonia.

According to Jared Anderson, D.M.A., Michigan Tech.’s Director of Choral Activities, “This concert will be the first time that the newly formed group, conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers has performed in the Rozsa Theatre.”

Read more at ABC10, by Burns.

“A Choral Mosaic” at the Rozsa this Saturday

This will be a beautiful performance by the Tech Concert Choir and conScience: Michigan Tech Chamber Singers, performing a special concert that includes the repertoire that will be performed in May on tour to Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, and Slovenia.

Read more at Tech Today, by Bethany Jones.


Former KSO Director Brings JOY to the Community

Joy PosterChristmas often brings families together, and father-son duo Milt and PJ Olsson have combined their varying musical talents to release a Christmas album, “Joy.”

Four years in the making, “Joy” unites the classical arrangements of Milt – the former Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra director – with the Grammy-nominated engineering and production skills of PJ. The result is a modern take on classic holiday favorites.

The album includes music sung by the Michigan Tech Concert Choir in 2006 with rhythm added to it.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Zach Kukkonen.

“Joy! Holiday Sounds with a Twist”

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Corey Saari.


KSO and Hampton String Quartet

KSO and HSQAs the world’s best selling string quartet, HSQ plays classically influenced arrangements of Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Nirvana, and more. Wireless Magazine says: “One listen will change the way you hear both classical and pop music.”

The HSQ will be the featured guest artist for the 2nd Keweenaw Honors String Festival, with high school string players from Houghton, Negaunee, Marquette, and Escanaba joining the string quartet and KSO in clinics, masterclasses, rehearsals, and the closing concert. The public is invited to the following events during the Festival (all on the Rozsa stage):

*4-6 p.m. Masterclass with HSQ and student musicians (Friday, Dec. 7)

*1-2 p.m. Q&A with HSQ (Saturday, Dec. 8)

*7:30-9:30 p.m. KSO/HSQ/Festival Combined Concert (Saturday, Dec. 8)

Read more at Tech Today.

Hampton String Quartet and KSO at Rozsa

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Alex Saari.

Rock and classical music collide
HSQ joining forces with KSO, high school musicians

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra will open Saturday night’s concert with a performance of a pair of the movements of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” as well as a world premiere by composer Elizabeth Meyer. HSQ will then take the stage and perform a variety of rock classics from Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Zach Kukkonen.

Hampton String Quartet Rocks the Rozsa
Saturday night, local string players were honored to perform with the Hampton Rock String Quartet

Read more at the Michigan Tech Lode, by Travis Pellosma.